9742 - Profile No 3 - ENAMEL Watch Dials : a Celebration of English work


From the introduction of ‘white’ dials by George Graham in 1725, enamel quickly became the dial of choice for English watches. This booklet describes the subtle design differences and changes that allows dating of dials, as well as showing the main variations that can be found in one-piece, sunk and multi-drilled dials, etc. The work of Willis, Mathews, Weston, Marnham, Clarke and others is featured, much of the information being new and never previously published.

The third in a series of Horological Profiles aimed primarily at watch owners, collectors, dealers, auctioneers and museum staff, as well as anyone with a passing interest in the subject of antiquarian horology in general. The aim is to provide the latest and most up-to-date information regarding watches of all types. This includes both technical and decorative features and I welcome feedback that will either correct or enlarge on their content.

The size of the booklets and their subsequent limitations is intended. I have no wish to produce publications that are too large or too annoyingly cumbersome to use, and I trust it will be a pleasure to consult these Profiles either at home or on the road. Issues can of course be bound for added durability if so wished.

As a professional researcher within the field of the history of technology, primarily within antiquarian horology, it has become clear that there is a great deal of missing and incorrect information in the available resources. I trust these booklets will help place what are often the most wonderful objects within their deserved historical framework. Watch and clock making has occupied some of the greatest minds (technical, artistic and scientific) over the last 500 or so years and the best work of any period really does deserve to be better understood. In publishing these Profiles, I trust it can be better appreciated.


24 Seiten

Verlag : 2022

Sprache : englisch

CHF 19.00